Title: Marine Field Technician
Date Posted: March 10, 2020
Deadline: Until Filled

Job Details:

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is seeking a full-time technician to assist the Coastal Dynamics Lab (led by Dr. Brian Dzwonkowski) and Marine Technical Support Department.  This position will focus on maintaining the Alabama Real-time Coastal Observing System (ARCOS) which includes programming, calibrating, and general servicing of the stations, associated instrumentation, and telemetry equipment as well as maintaining an offshore data collection buoy.  

Depending on the candidate and their interests, there could be opportunities for data analysis using the ARCOS data streams. Additionally, the candidate will assist Dr. Dzwonkowski and current staff with daily operations including (but not limited to):  lab instrument repair/maintenance, fieldwork, and dive operations.  The ideal candidate will have experience with oceanic instrumentation, programing data loggers, and general coastal and/or oceanic field equipment deployments.  

The position is for 1 year but could be extended upon performance and the availability of funding.  Salary is negotiable based on qualifications with a general range between ~$35-40K non- exempt per year with full benefits 

Review of applicants will begin March 15th until the position is filled.  The start date is flexible and can be as soon as April 1, 2020.

Job Requirements:

In addition, experience with small vessel operation and basic computer operation/programming would be beneficial.  A college degree in physical oceanography/coastal engineering/marine science or a technical degree with marine experience is preferred.  Relevant experience can be used in place of a college degree. 

Interest in Marine Sciences, Oceanography, or related disciplines
Computer/software competency (MS Office, Google products, networking/internet protocols)
Familiarity with marine sampling equipment/instrumentation
Programming experience (MATLAB, Python, Arduino, etc.)
Strong written and verbal communication
Ability to work independently and efficiently 
Valid Driver’s license
Able to carry 50 lbs. unaided 100 yards.

Bachelors, Masters, or Ph.D. in the marine sciences or a related technical field
Programing and operation of Campbell data loggers and Seabird and YSI/Xylem equipment  
OUPV/Six-Pack Captain License
AAUS Scientific Diving Authorization (or ability to obtain within a year).
Background in basic mechanical and electrical principles

Job Contact:

Please submit a CV/Resume, a list of at least 3 professional references, and a cover letter stating qualifications and interest in the position to briandz@disl.org.

If you have any questions concerning the position, please contact Brian Dzwonkowski at 251-861-2141 ex 7565.